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January, 2009

New Orleans Lil’ Easy Bus Illustration

I did a project last month that was an enjoyable challenge and a perfect fit for me: an illustration to wrap buses in New Orleans, featuring jazz music. Some of the New Orleans neighborhoods are still sparsely populated and are bouncing back from hurricane Katrina. These new Lil’ Easy buses transport people from the neighborhoods to the larger transportation connection areas.

It was great working with Creative Director Dave Malone for Veolia Transportation. These are some of my thumbnail sketches as composition options for the art:


The Lil’ Easy Sprinter buses are now driving around New Orleans neighborhoods with my illustration on the sides. I hope these colorful buses brighten peoples spirits and make getting around more pleasant!

Inauguration Day

We were glued to the television all morning and are celebrating at Humanities Happy Hour and a party after that. The collage of stuff on our refrigerator somehow beckoned me for a snapshot. What a wonderful day of hope, change and celebration!

Summer in January




Last night we watched a wonderful film that we hadn’t seen for years, “My Father’s Glory” by Marcel Pagnol. It is his memories of childhood with his family, particularly one summer holiday in the country wilderness area of Provence. My thoughts turned to hot days and long summer evenings, so here are a few images from my sketchbook from this past summer.

Happy New Year!

Here is a quick illlustration to bring in the new year. I feel very optimistic about 2009 and wanted to wish everyone much good health, happiness, prosperity and success this year. And, much love and creativity! Cheers!